Win tickets to Tracing Your Family History at the Bloomsbury Institute

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We're offering readers the chance to win one of three pairs of tickets to the Bloomsbury Institute's Tracing Your Family History event in London on Thursday 7 February 2013

Held in association with The National Archives (TNA), three renowned authors will tell you how to get started and discuss what’s involved in researching your family tree. Chaired by TNA's family records specialist Audrey Collins, they’ll prepare you for the setbacks and revelations along the way.
Peter Christian is the author of the best-selling guide to family history, The Genealogist's Internet, endorsed by The National Archives. He’ll reveal the most useful sources and how to navigate them and the impact of blogging, podcasting and social networking on family history research.
Andrea Stuart, author of Sugar in the Blood, reveals her fascinating family history. In the late 1630s, her earliest known maternal ancestor set sail from England, lured by the promise of the New World, to settle in Barbados where he fell by chance into the lucrative life of a sugar plantation owner. Her unique personal history follows the thread of her family's involvement with sugar through successive generations, telling a story of insatiable greed, forbidden love, abuse and liberation.
Guy Grannum is the author of Tracing Your Caribbean Ancestors, the essential guide for people researching their Caribbean family history. He’ll discuss using family history sources and genealogy websites and indexes at The National Archives. Guy specialises in Colonial history and Caribbean genealogy at The National Archives and with over 20 years of tracing his own Barbadian British ancestry, he has considerable experience of guiding researchers.


Taking place at Bloomsbury's offices in Bedford Square, drinks will be served at 6pm and talks will commence at 6.30pm.

If you are unsuccessful in winning tickets, you can still sign up to attend the event by clicking here.

Tickets are £8 (£4 students) and include a glass of wine.

How to enter


To be in with a chance of winning, simply complete the form below, including your answer to the following question: In which year was The National Archives formed?


We'll choose three correct entries from those received by the closing date of 5pm on Sunday 3 February 2013


Winners will be contacted by Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine by Tuesday 5 February 2013


Please note that the prize does not include travel to and from the venue











Terms and conditions


1.  The Promoter is Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP.

2.  The promotion is open to all residents of the UK mainland, aged 18 years or over, except employees of the Promoter and its group companies and anyone connected with the promotion.

3.  By entering the promotion, you acknowledge that you have read these rules and agree to be bound by them.

4.  The prizes are not redeemable or refundable and there will be no cash alternative.

5.  The Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize with an alternative prize of equal or greater value.

6.  The closing date and time is 5pm on Saturday 2 February 2013. Entries received after that date will not be considered.

7.  If any winner is unable to be contacted within two days of the closing date, we reserve the right to draw a runner up.

8.  Only one entry will be permitted per person, regardless of method of entry. Bulk entries made by third parties will not be permitted.

9.  The winning entrants will be the first three correct entries drawn at random after the closing time.

10.  There are three winners, who will each gain two tickets for the Tracing Your Family History event, to be held at Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP on Thursday 7 February 2013 at 6pm.

11.  Transport is not included in the prize. Winners must make their own way to and from the venue.

12.  Tickets are to be collected from the venue's box office on the night of the event.

13.  Winners will be notified by 5pm on Monday 4 February 2013 by telephone and email. The name and county of residence of the winner may be obtained by sending a SAE to the Promoter at the address above, marked for the attention of Jon Bauckham, 9th Floor, Tower House, Fairfax Street, Bristol, BS1 3BN within two months of the closing date of the promotion.

14.  Entrants must supply the Promoter with their full name, postal address and daytime telephone number. The Promoter will use entrants’ personal details in accordance with the Immediate Media Privacy Policy.

15.  The Promoter cannot accept any responsibility for lost, delayed, ineligible or fraudulent entries.

16.  The draw is final and no correspondence will be entered into.






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